We’re excited to announce our second monthly column Positively Speaking — Building Assets in your Kids by professional speaker, writer and counselor Kelly Curtis.
To kick-off the new column, we’re putting Kelly in the Spotlight.
Kelly is a professional speaker and writer, a school counselor with an MS in Counseling, and founder of Empowering Youth Inc., through which she publishes research-based educational products, and regularly speaks and writes about Developmental Assets® and youth empowerment. Kelly’s first book is due for release in 2008.
Kelly will be writing her monthly column here at “5 Minutes for Mom” on the first Saturday of each month.
Introducing Kelly Curtis:
Janice: Hi Kelly. Thank you so much for joining the team at “5 Minutes for Mom”. We are so excited about your upcoming column, “Positively Speaking – Building Assets in your Kids.”
Janice: You worked as a guidance counselor for nine years before founding Empowering Youth. What was one of the most common problems you saw with the students?
Janice: What can parents do to help prevent this in their children or help them when they are already struggling in this area?
Janice: When I was working as a youth worker, we also used Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets®. Why have you chosen this particular research as the basis for so much of your work and training? Can we as parents benefit from this research?
Janice: What has being a parent taught you that all your formal education did not?
Janice: Thank you again Kelly for chatting with me today and for joining us as our newest monthly columnist. I am sure it will be a wealth of information for all of us.